Saudi Arabia is prime source of terror funds, U.S. says

Treasury official expresses frustrations with the administration's efforts to force action by the kingdom. A Senate panel orders a review.

By Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times 

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia remains the world's leading source of money for Al Qaeda and other extremist networks and has failed to take key steps requested by U.S. officials to stem the flow, the Bush administration's top financial counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.

British Muslims 'planned to kill thousands by bombing SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go'






Daily Mail  

A gang of British Muslims planned to blow up seven planes within hours in the biggest terrorist atrocity since 9/11, a court heard yesterday. Two thousand passengers would have died in the plot by eight fanatics working "in the name of Islam", the jury was told. 

Saudi Arabia: Swiss soccer ref stands by his 'crusader' whistle with Swiss cross. 

Riyadh, 2 April (AKI)  

Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the 'crusader' item.Laughing

Spain arrests suspected Islamic extremists

 Mohamed El Bay

MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spanish police Tuesday arrested two Moroccan men suspected of having links to Islamic terrorism, Spain's Ministry of Interior said, including one man wanted in connection with attacks in Casablanca in 2003.

UK: Convicted Islamist terrorists exploiting growing prison gang culture

Convicted Islamist terrorists are exploiting the growing gang culture in top security jails, fuelling fears that they are trying to radicalise other inmates and foment unrest.

Man gets 20 months in Fort Dix terror plot

Jerseyan let three defendants use his guns


Star-Ledger Staff

A South Jersey man swept up in the alleged plot to attack Fort Dix was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in prison on weapons charges.

Agron Abdullahu of Buena Vista Township was the only one of the six men arrested last year not charged with conspiring to kill U.S. soldiers. Instead, he admitted letting three of the suspects who were illegal immigrants use his guns at a Pennsylvania firing range.


UK Emam:Non-Muslims Deserve to Be Punished

A report posted on Islam Watch, a site run by Muslims who oppose intolerant teachings and hatred for unbelievers, exposes a prominent Islamic cleric and lawyer who support extreme punishment for non-Muslims — including killing and rape.

MI5 investigating Al-Qaeda attempt to infiltrate British labs, get killer viruses


MI5 and anti-terrorist police are carrying out secret background checks on thousands of scientists amid fears that Al Qaeda is trying to infiltrate British research laboratories to obtain deadly viruses.

Toronto terror plot detailed in court

Toronto Star 

 A track leads through land in Ramara Township northeast of Orillia, where the accused men are said to have held a military-style training camp.

Attack was to be bigger than London bombings, expected evidence shows

The "shocking and sensational" inner workings of an alleged homegrown terror cell were unveiled yesterday in a Brampton court – and included the plotting of an attack "much greater" in scale than the London 2005 bombings that killed 52 people.

The "shocking and sensational" inner workings of an alleged homegrown terror cell were unveiled yesterday in a Brampton court – and included the plotting of an attack "much greater" in scale than the London 2005 bombings that killed 52 people.


Saudi Shoura Council votes down law promoting respect for other religions

Arab News 

The Shoura Council last week defeated a proposal to adopt a law promoting respect for other religions and religious symbols. The proposal that would have had the blessings of the Arab League was opposed by 77 members and supported by 33.

Bashir urges attacks on 'infidel' Australians

Natasha Robinson, The Australian

ISLAMIC cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hardline rhetoric with a call for followers to "beat up" Western tourists and for young Muslims to die as martyrs.In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to "worms, snakes, maggots", and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels.

Ex-prof with alleged terror ties refuses to testify in U.S. court 

 The Associated Press  Tags: terrorism, Sami al-Arian

A former professor is again refusing to testify to a federal grand jury in Alexandria investigating Muslim charities and businesses in northern Virginia.
Sami al-Arian's refusal to testify sets the stage for prosecutors to bring contempt of court charges for a third time against the former University of South Florida professor.

Saudi clerics back death fatwa for liberal writers


RIYADH - A group of Saudi clerics has come out in support of a colleague who issued a fatwa saying two writers deserve to die if they did not retract views that he said made them apostates. Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak, one of the kingdom’s most revered clerics, said in a rare fatwa last week the columnists should be tried for apostasy for “heretical articles” published in al-Riyadh newspaper and put to death if they do not repent.

Muslim man who sold DVDs glorifying the 9/11 atrocities jailed under new terror laws
 Bilal Mohammed was sentenced under the terrorism act for possessing videos in support of 9/11

Daily Mail 


A Muslim who possessed DVDs glorifying the 9/11 atrocities has become one of the first people to be jailed under a section of the Terrorism Act. Bilal Mohammed, 27, was sentenced under Section 2 of the 2006 Act but his case is the first time the section has been used independently.

New 'Bin Laden tape' threatens EU

Grab from website showing alleged Bin Laden message 19/3/08
The website showed a still of bin Laden and English translation

BBC News 
In a new audio message purportedly from Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader threatens the EU over the re-printing of a cartoon offensive to Muslims.

The voice on it says the cartoon, re-published recently in all major Danish newspapers, was part of a crusade involving Pope Benedict XVI.



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Lessons in Jihad as secret terror manual translated by MI5 is made public by America


The amazing series of events that led to an Al Qaeda terrorist manual becoming freely available on the internet can be revealed today.

Only last week a terror suspect was jailed in Britain for having a copy of it and told that its possession was a “serious criminal offence”.

Virginia: Yemeni man yells that he has a bomb, forces evacuation of train


Reports of a bomb on an Amtrak train in Emporia forced hundreds of people onboard to evacuate.

A number of streets were shut down overnight around where the Amtrak train stopped in the middle of town. Hundreds of passengers on board the train bound from New York down to Florida were forced to evacuate after a man on board said he had a bomb.

Bavarian Cueneyt Ciftci is Germany's first suicide bomber


Cuneyt Ciftci

A clerical worker was named yesterday as Germany's first suicide bomber and blamed for the deaths of two American soldiers in Afghanistan.

UK: Two "Asian youths" beat priest in his church, jeer at him for his faith   

BBC News

A priest has been attacked in the grounds of his church, in what police described as a "faith-hate" crime.

Canon Michael Ainsworth, 57, was injured by two Asian youths at the church, in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Jailed Muslims a terrorist target in UK

Sunday Sun 

TERRORIST prisoners are recruiting gang members jailed in the North, it has been claimed. And now campaigners are calling on the Government to take urgent action to tackle the problem.

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